I had a cold on the weekend, and got to wondering about all those mugs of mint and honey tea passing through the urinary system. One every 15 minutes is what I guessed. Is that overtime work? To find out what I'd forgotten since grade 8 (or whichever it was) science class, I went searching through the encyclopedia of the internet.
My specific question - is 4 cups of water every hour ok? It tells me yes - that's the limit. There are serious consequences of drinking excessive amounts of water. The urinary system is fascinating. It removes urea from foods containing protein. Urea goes through the bloodstream to the kidneys who remove the urea and extra water. The urine travels down two thin tubes to the bladder. Muscles are constantly at work moving the urine - every 10 to 15 seconds into the bladder. The bladder fills up, we eliminate what's in it, and on we go.
So kidneys and water became the topic for jokes today.
Kidney Jokes: England doesn’t have a kidney bank.... But it has a Liverpool
What did the doctor say to the patient with kidney stones? Urine trouble but it'll pass
Water Jokes: My friend in Africa was complaining about the lack of drinking water in his village. So I sent him a Get Well Soon card.
9 out of 10 doctors recommend drinking water over soda Not Dr. Pepper
I stopped drinking water while studying chemistry My notes say adding water decreases concentration
Here's our abstract of the day - from the Port Dalhousie Pier of boats in storage for the winter.